Issues of peace and conflict have been fundamental to development studies since the earliest days of the field. Key questions surrounding the relationship between peace and development have related to causality: does under-development threaten peace, or vice versa? Do they affect each other, in which case are some countries doomed to a vicious circle of poverty and conflict? From a different ideological perspective, the peaceful nature of development has been called into question. This chapter will document the different ways in which these questions have been answered, historically and contemporarily, from the field of development studies.


United Nations Development Programme Dependency Theory Human Development Report Disciplinary Perspective International Economic Order 
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